Collecting Nursing History 12
UK Nursing Badges...

Hospital Training (Completion) Certificates. (1)

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  The London Hospital
Certificate of Completion of Nurse Training
3 - 1927


The Signatures on this original London Hospital 'Certificate of Training', awarded to Ms Edith Kathleen Hunt, are collectors items in themselves. They are original, written in ink individually. Those involved are well known names in the History of Nursing and medicine. 'Knutsford' Sidney George Holland, the second Viscount Knutsford a well known physcian, Chairman of the London Hospital House Committee for 34 years with a strong reputation for supporting the sick. He died in 1931.

Beatrice Monk was matron of the London Hospital from 1919 - 1931. She was President of the Royal College of Nursing from 1938 - 1940, was awarded the CBE and was a holer of the highest Military award to nurses - the Royal Red Cross Medal (RRC). She was said to be an amazing but unassuming person! She signed this certificate May 16th 1927... She died in June 1962.

The London Hospital Nurse Training Certificate 1924 - 1927


Likewise, the three other signatories on the certificate RA Rowlands MD (Physician); Russell Howard (CBE., MS., FRCS., Surgeon); and Richard Warren MD., FRCS., were all eminent in their own right in the field of Medicine and had all played some part in the training of Edith Kathleen Hunt at the London Hospital. All are worthy of historic examination. Especially, from a nursing history point of view, Edith Kathleen Hunt herself. What happened to her after qualifying. Where did she go? (if anywhere); what did she do? (professionally). Are there any photographs of her? What of her family? Another individual nurse history perhaps?

If all the Universities in the UK alone were to encourage the carrying out of such research by just one student - how many grains of sand could we add to what is right now but only a small, if very distinguished pile....

And here is the badge that was awarded to Kathleen Hunt at the same time...


Schools of Nursing.

Hospital Photograph Collections.

Nursing and Hospital badges.

Irish Nursing Badges.
Eric Wilkinson.


Nursing Organizations

Statutory Bodies.
Nursing & Midwifery Council.

Professional/Trade Unions.
Royal College of Nursing.

Badge Makers.
Thomas Fattorini.
Marple & Bradley
Brooke (Edinburg)
K&S (Edinburgh)
J.Gaunt (London)
(Stirling Scotland)
Bladon (London)
Toye&Co (London)

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